Posts Tagged ‘Blended learning’

Blended Learning: Changing Pedagogy

by Sarah Layton Today, I was happy to stumble upon this fabulous article about blended learning by Stephanie Fagnani on District Administration. The article has wonderful advice about “rolling out blended learning.” But first, Fagnani takes a moment to really highlight the significance of the current trend in blended learning. “Blended and online learning platforms [...]

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3 Reasons Not to Use Blended Learning

by Sarah Layton Are you tired of engaged students? Are your students learning more by working at their own paces? Do you miss going hoarse from class-long lectures while looking out over a sea of blank stares? Then you should STOP using blended learning. Here are three reasons NOT to use blended learning: 1.) Over-Engaged [...]

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Blended Learning: 3 Ways CTE Teachers Engage Students

Blended learning? Keeping students engaged? Ask 10 different CTE instructors and based on our experience, you will get 10 different answers to what they think this means to them. For example, during the last 2 weeks, we had the following exchanges with teachers. A common issue CTE teachers talk to us about is finding a [...]

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Blended Learning Promotes Student Engagement

by Sarah Layton I’m not a teacher. But there are two things that I know about teaching. 1.) Teachers struggle with student engagement. 2.) Blended learning promotes student engagement. So it begs the question, why aren’t all teachers using blended learning in their classrooms? The hunt for student engagement Why do we make online curriculum [...]

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Blended Learning: What Are Best Practices?

by Kristin Savko What are the best practices for blended learning? This is a bit of a loaded question. We’ve talked about it before…there isn’t really a right or wrong way to use blended learning in your classroom. Hence win-win, right?  So why does it always seem so difficult? Getting the right mix I think [...]

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Blended Learning with Intro to Business for Middle School

by Sarah Layton Looks pretty good, huh? At AES, we somewhat eat, sleep, breathe blended learning. No joke. To prove it, I’ll share that as I drifted off to sleep last night, my last thought was a crazy vision of explaining blended learning in our Introduction to Business curriculum like one of those crazy Bullet blender infomercials. [...]

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Blended Learning Tools and CTE Curriculum

by Mike Collins “Why are schools looking for blended learning tools for the CTE Classroom?” This question was recently raised among my colleagues. And since I’m the one out there talking to CTE schools, teachers and administrators, this particular question landed at my feet. Here’s how I see it… A number of factors have led [...]

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Blended Learning Tools: Best Uses from Teachers

by Sarah Layton One of my favorite things to do is talk to teachers about blended learning tools and find out how they use them in their classrooms. Who better to give examples of how blended learning is working than teachers just like you… Blended Learning Tools in Health Science Stephanie Avery, Alberta, Canada Health [...]

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Blended Learning Tools: How to Mix It Up

by Sarah Layton In regards to blended learning tools, a teacher recently asked us, “Can I add my own content to these modules?” The teacher was referring to our HealthCenter21 or Business&ITCenter21 online curriculum resources. Our response? Yes and no. Yes You Can The answer was “yes, you can,” because we actually encourage teachers to [...]

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Blended Learning: Helping Students Seize Today for a Better Tomorrow

Artwork by Giulia Forsythe giulia.forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/7704609288/ by Kyle Albert For decades, our education system used a factory-based model where a linear teaching method is applied to all students. However, this type of method is proving to be obsolete in our fast-paced digital society. Students first’s article on “Statistics About Education in America” reveals these facts: One [...]

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